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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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  • 03/09/13Apogee Quartet Audio Interface Review

    2 Duet = 1 Quartet? - Apogee Quartet Audio Interface Review

    A little more than one year ago, we reviewed the Duet 2, the second generation of Apogee's mobile USB audio interface with two mic inputs. With the Quartet, the Californian engineers have produced the missing link between the Duet 2 and the large Symphony I/O, that is an interface with four mic inputs and ADAT.

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sw8010/08/2012

sw80's review"Brand New!!"

Apogee Quartet
The Apogee Quartet is a Mac based USB interface that offers 24 bit resolution and four mic pre amps. It has 4 inputs and 8 outputs. The pre amps are extremely good and they should be for this unit costing over 1200.00 dollars! Installing his interface was pretty simple, it only took us about 20 minutes to install it in the personal studio on campus. We have used this interface to record some acoustic and electric guitars with it and the quality is amazing. This is the best interface that you can have right now for a personal set up running a Mac system. We have used this interface to record into Pro Tools and even Logic on multiple occasions. It will work great with either set up that you might have.


UTILIZATION

The Apogee Quartet just sits on your desktop, it can not be racked and you plug it in through USB. Being that the Quartet is fairly new it will be interesting to see if any bugs or driver issues come up in the next year. We just got this interface on campus last week, I am privileged to be the one who go to use it first and go through the installation process. I am not getting any latency, which really isn’t possible but the latency is very minimal.


GETTING STARTED

To this point, we have not had any driver or compatibility issues. As I stated this just came out so its kind of new and only time will tell how it will play out. I don’t see any issues popping up in the future because of how simple it was to install. The manual is easy to read through, I didn’t take a glance at it out of curiosity on some of the features that the Quartet has to offer.


OVERALL OPINION

The Quartet is a great interface so far, I can not wait to record with it some more. All of the functions are right on the main panel of the interface and so are the LED’s showing your levels and activity. I have used a lot of Apogee interfaces and this one is better than a lot of them. It is also pretty expensive. The sound quality is crystal clear. Start saving up to get the Quartet!
astrolab09/02/2014

astrolab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nickel perfect"

Apogee Quartet
I was looking for a sound card with these criteria:

- Very high quality converters
- With digital input Adat
- Stereo audio with at least 2 inputs
- To use it with my iPad and my iMac
- That this card to charge my iPad while I'm using it
- Format desktop

UTILIZATION

No problems with installation. On the Mac, you plug it rolls ^^ What's a driver ???? ;)

I use Ableton Live Suite 9 on iMac and iPad Auria. Well recognized card.

I use coupled with a Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain. It allows me to have 2 analog stereo inputs + 8 mono inputs (or 4 stereo inputs) of the ADA8000. What makes me 6 stereo inputs! 6 synths connected in a small footprint, it's magic!

I love the whole "I zap between sedentary or mobile use." I plug the iPad and it keeps me turning the iMac if it's just to save a few ideas in Auria. And if I want to work with more tools, just a cable to exchange and hop is on the iMac.

The Maestro application (free to download) provides easy entry into the bowels of this beautiful card: one makes routing inputs / outputs.

GETTING STARTED

Installation a snap. The longest is to connect all the instruments)
No conflict (what for ???;-)
Hardly need the manual.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since January 2014 and this is happiness.

Given my criteria above, this card is perfect for MY use. Of course, dear, but beware the quality is totally there! Ultra quiet converters, high quality.

You have a Mac / iPad and earch card high quality? Need not look any further, seriously.

Its format is nice, it's not one of those flat maps we do not know where to put. OLED screens are great, everything is clear, everything works. The bottom line for me is that in the end the sound is good. And that's perfectly appropriate.

I would do the purchase with eyes closed, for example if one came to me prick for a concert!